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“Thank you so much for taking care of Bonnie through her surgery. I appreciate it and it makes it much easier for me when I know she is in good hands.”

Christy Porterfield and Bonnie

“You most certainly have the gifts of love and compassion. Thank you again for being so diligent in finding the problem with our sweet Miss Piggy.”

Heather, Tony and Piggy Smith.

“I want to thank you for all the TLC you showed my cockatiel, Deros, and me over the years...”

Linda Huebner

“...the people in our lives for whom we are most grateful. You folks are among those people. We do not know what we would have done without you this year.”

Steve and Dianne Durbin

“I will not take my animals anywhere else!!! The staff and doctors were absolutely FABULOUS, kind, courteous, caring and understanding.

Dennis A.

“What more could you ask for? Warm, caring staff, competent doctors that take their time with their clients and are genuinely caring. A clean, bright environment.”

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“You can tell the staff at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital truly cares about the well-being of animals. They are courteous, caring, and go out of their way to make sure your animals are healthy and happy.”

Troy (K) W.

“Thanks to the dedication of the vet himself and his staff, my dog overcame a bout of pancreatitis which could have been fatal if the doctor had not met me after hours.”

Courtney T.

“I am so proud to say that I use this group of Vets and tech...“Dr Van” explained everything to me and it was a much more reassuring process than it could have been. My hats off to all the staff!!

Shannon P.

“Our dog was injured one evening just before business hours ended. I called expecting to ask about an emergency vet but they told me to bring my dog in even though they were closed. They took great care of her!

Melissa S.

“The vets and all the staff are friendly and want to make sure the owner feels comfortable with any procedures or meds given to the pet. They are great!

Sharion V.

“Thank you so much for taking wonderful care of me after removal of my oral cancer. My Mommy and Daddy are so grateful to everyone there at Carriage Hills.”

Bella Pate

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation for Orthopedic, Surgical, Obese & Senior Pets

Pet Physical Therapy

Carriage Hills Animal Hospital treats a wide variety of conditions and rehabilitation needs with canine physical therapy. This wonderful treatment modality helps enhance healing and increases comfort, agility, and quality of life in senior pets. We are proud to offer both cold laser therapy and TENS therapy.


Benefits of Canine Physical Therapy

We incorporate physical therapy into the treatment plan for pets recovering from injuries, surgery, or conditions related to aging. Benefits of physical therapy include:

  • Post-surgical patients lose less muscle mass and strength, and regain muscle mass more quickly.
  • Orthopedic patients recover from surgery more rapidly with less pain and inflammation.
  • Overweight patients experience less discomfort and improved quality of life, enjoy greater life expectancy, and minimize risk of  injury and disease.
  • Senior patients demonstrate improved function and decreased pain, enhancing comfort and quality of life for those with arthritis or degenerative disease.

Therapeutic exercises improve core body strength and range of motion, especially important for working dogs and athletes.


Canine Hydrotherapy & Underwater Treadmill

One of our primary therapies is hydrotherapy with underwater treadmill training. Hydrotherapy is an effective method of rehabilitation in dogs, building up muscle strength and improving mobility without additional stress on the joints.

The buoyancy of the water removes pressure from the painful limbs, while the viscosity of the water creates a resistance to the muscles. This combination creates an ideal therapeutic workout.

Contact our hospital to schedule physical therapy appointments for your pet.


Rehabilitation Referrals

Rehabilitation services are available to all current patients of Carriage Hills Animal Hospital. If you are not a current client but would like to have your pet seen by a member of our rehabilitation staff, a referral from your current veterinarian will be necessary. Our staff will work closely with your current care provider to coordinate treatment planning, enhance communication, and reach the best possible outcome for your pet.

To start your pet's referral for our rehabilitation services, complete this form and submit online, or download, print, and complete in order to fax or delivery hard copy:

Most patients require a number of treatments for optimum rehabilitation. Dogs with severe pain due to chronic conditions such as arthritis may benefit from long-term therapy. Regular therapy may help your companion experience greater comfort for a longer period of time, producing a happier, healthier family member.